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New validated test method for phytosterols will bolster uptake of cholesterol-fighting ingredients, Cargill says

Cargill and FDA have jointly announced a new validated method for measuring the levels of plant sterols and stanols in foods and dietary supplements.  The method, developed over a number...

Cap winner? Reusable seals offer healthy beverage options

Cap-based nutrient delivery systems have been around for several years but have not won widespread uptake on-shelf. A reusable cap featured at the recent Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) trade show...

Artificial Intelligence: BASF partner with Nuritas on 'next gen' functional peptides

Ingredients giant BASF will collaborate with Irish start-up Nuritas on the discovery and commercialisation of novel functional peptides using DNA analysis and artificial intelligence (AI).

BioGaia’s probiotic products to be launched in Thailand

BioGaia has signed an exclusive agreement with Abbott to commercialize its probiotic products  in Thailand.

Algae omega-3 & plant sterols seek EU approval

Canadian and Chinese suppliers have applied for algae omega-3 and plant sterol approval under ‘substantial equivalence’ EU novel food rules.

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Kappa buys European distributor

Norwegian vitamin K specialist Kappa Bioscience has acquired its long-time European distributor, ppm.Ingredients KG (PPM) and boosted its offerings.

Crikey! Fruit fly flour beats crickets for cost, says Israeli start-up

Move over crickets and mealworms - Israeli start-up Flying Spark is farming and processing fruit fly powders and oils that are cheaper than other insect ingredients but with a similar...

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Chinese firm wins EU ‘supercritical’ astaxanthin approval

Chinese supplier BGG’s has won EU novel foods approval for two astaxanthin forms through its new European HQ in Lugano, Switzerland.

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OmniActive expands natural extract capabilities with Indfrag acquisition

OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. has acquired an 85% stake with Bangalore-based natural ingredients player Indfrag Ltd.

DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.

TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

TIC Gums has developed Dairyblend YG OG 6, an organic, non-GMO hydrocolloid system for use in indulgent yogurt applications.

Roquette on pea protein: ‘In five years’ time the off-taste issue will be completely resolved.’

French player Roquette is a decade into protein – and its commitment is building having just announced a major pea-focused investment in North America. At Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) the...

From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

Eurostat, the official statistics bureau of the European Union, has published data report on Europe's farms, fisheries and food supply. How much do you know about where your food comes from?...

GOED challenged by French omega-3 supplier

French marine and algae-sourced omega-3 specialist Polaris has called on marquee trade group the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) to up its presence in Europe.

Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Ingredients specialist Azelis has set its sights on Africa’s growing middle class with a new import and distribution office in the Ivory Coast.

BASF opens 'Newtrition Lab' in Singapore to boost regional R&D capabilities

BASF’s Nutrition & Health Division has opened a new technical application lab in Singapore to provide analytical services and product development support to customers across the region.

Raisio chief resigns: ‘Time for new adventures’ after 36 quarters of continuous growth

Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional...

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Asian VC invests €33m in Indian botanicals specialist; acquisitions targeted

Indian-based but global-facing herbals player OmniActive Health Technologies has won a $35 million (€33m) investment from venture capitalist Everstone Group, as it pursues expansion and acquisition targets.

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

ICL introducing protein-enriched yogurt system

ICL Food Specialties is introducing a new solution for protein-enriched yogurt.

How the fall of the Soviet Union changed the face of Antarctica's krill fishing

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. But while it may be isolated, it is far from insulated and use of its resources like krill has mirrored global political flares from...

Dispatches from HiE 2016 in Frankfurt

Beneo ups research spend despite tough EU claims environment

The EU claims environment is tough, but Beneo is not giving up on its research roots.

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’

UNICEF goes local with RUTF products in war against malnutrition

Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)...

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

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